(Topic ID: 227379)

EBD - first or third edition??

By gosik

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by EalaDubhSidhe
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#1 2 years ago

Hope someone can help me decide which EBD to get - the 1981 or the 1984 version?

Seems like the biggest difference other than color is the playfield lights as individual vs PCB design.

What are your thoughts on the two versions and the individual vs PCB lights etc.?

Thanks in advance for your input!

#2 2 years ago

I prefer the '81 version.

The '84 version has a particle board cabinet...the front of the cabinet is all black, instead of having artwork. Also, the '84 has an odd-ball size backglass.

#3 2 years ago

The '84 version also used decals on the cabinet.

#4 2 years ago

81 is better and has a better cab. But more in 84 had nicer playfields as many had mylar

#5 2 years ago

I can tell you for a fact, the 81’ is the most popular to restore. (Based off apron sales).

#6 2 years ago

Psst: '82 split-backbox LE. *runs away cackling*

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